Resources

October 16, 2021

Amendment 2 analysis: Tax swap is not reform

Louisiana’s tax structure fails its citizens in two fundamental ways: First, it does not raise enough revenue to support people and communities by adequately funding good schools, reliable infrastructure and a strong safety net. Second, it is regressive – meaning low-income households pay taxes at higher rates than those at the very top.… Read more...

October 15, 2021

Louisiana Congressional Redistricting Advocacy Letter

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September 30, 2021

How to: Maximize SNAP benefits

Over 850,000 Louisianans use SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) to put food on the table. But some SNAP recipients may not get the full benefits they qualify for, and other people who would qualify for SNAP may choose not to apply because they don’t think the benefits will be enough to make a difference.… Read more...

September 15, 2021

LBP Census 2020: Pandemic aid helped reduce poverty, but need for more aid remains critical

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous hardship in 2020. But timely federal aid and safety net programs dampened the blow and effectively kept millions of Americans out of poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Louisiana, though, has suffered through a string of natural disasters in addition to the pandemic.… Read more...